Okay, so most years I tend to make my own costume, firstly because I think it's more fun, and secondly because it's original and there's no way yiu'll show up to a party with the same costume as someone else. I'm still not sure on what to do this year though... so here's a few of my initial costume/makeup ideas:
1. Wednesday Addams
I was planning on going as her last year.. I got the idea from Jenn of Clothes Encounters (who is great btw, so check her out) but I never got around to it. It would be quite easy to make - find an old plain dress, pair it with a white shirt and black brogues, braid hair and pile on the pale powder (expressionless face - optional)
Because she's a legend. And also because it would be quite easy to put together. All you would need is a Sixties shift dress, some fake lashes and you're good to go.
3. Billy the Puppet (Saw)
I've been a fan of the Saw franchise ever since the first movie so dressing up as the creepy puppet killer thing (that apprently has a name, Billy the Puppet, according to Wikipedia) would be so much fun. The costume wouldn't be as hard to put together as you might think - you could probably find an old suit lying around your house if you looked hard enough. All you would need to buy is a red bow tie.. unless you have one, then you're good.
4. Killer Clown
The makeup of this looks amazing - it'sscary but not too over the top... okay, maybe a little over the top, but it's Halloween, it's what people do right?! For the outfit you could cut up an old pair of baggy trousers or splatter red paint (to look like blood) over a colourful dress.. the costume could really go any way you want it to
5. Flapper Girl
A little cliched - yes. But The Great Gatsby was my favourite book to study at AS English and dressing up as a flapper has always been a fantasy of mine. It just looks so glamorous and beautiful. As for the actual costume I think it would be the most expensive to put together as you would need a pretty decent, good quality dress to pull the look off. The hair and makeup is quite simple which is refreshing for Hallowen since people normally tend to go completely overboard with the facepaint and/or fake body parts.
So that's it, five outfits to hopefully get you inspired for dressing up this season. It's last minute, I know, with only a week left to Halloween, but with the right inspiration (and tools) you could put one of these looks together in a night! Happy dressing up!